Focus: Infection Control

Can we build better airborne isolation rooms?

May 3, 2019

With measles outbreaks increasingly in the news, one worry  is the number of negative pressure isolation rooms available, according to an article on the Contagion Live website.

A new study is providing guidance as to how to reduce airborne microbial transmission in these rooms. 

Researchers from the University of Cordoba looked at the ventilation systems in isolation rooms to see if they could reduce airborne organism transmission and make them more efficient. 

The research team found that displacement ventilation renewed air in the airborne isolation rooms and eliminated exhaled air pollutants efficiently. 

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